Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
Player of the week: Kasey Ford
Name: Kasey Todd Ford
Nickname: Big Ford
Twitter name: @kc_ford12
School: Bentonville High School
Bench max: 195
Squat max: 275
40-yard dash: 5.0
Number of years playing football: 7, started in 3rd grade
Schools showing interest:
U of A, Kansas State, Alabama, MIZZOU, LSU, Georgia State, Texas A & M, UCLA, Florida State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Michigan, Texas, USC
I like Arkansas because: Close to my family, my church family and friends
Schools I've visited: Kansas State
In college, I plan to major in: Kinesiology or Biology
I like playing quarterback because: I like being the play caller
Best football moment: Winning 2013 AR state championship game
My favorite play: Long ball
Best player I've played against: Josh Frazier
Favorite high school team to play against: Fayetteville
Describe what football means to you in 20 words or fewer: Football is one of my greatest passions. No matter what kind of day I have, when I step out on the turf it is all football.
My ringtone on my cell is: Silent
Favorite NFL player: Payton Manning
Favorite NFL team: Kansas City Chiefs
Favorite music: Country
Favorite song: This is how we roll by Florida Georgia Line
Favorite book: Where the Red Fern Grows
Favorite movie: Gods Not Dead
Favorite TV show: Blue Mountain State
Favorite actor: Adam Sandler
Favorite actress: Drew Baremore
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite class: Sciences
Dream Date: Anywhere with Sadie Robertson
Hobbies: Fishing & Sports
The one thing I could not live without is: My Faith in God and my family
Role model: My older brother, Larry
Three words to describe me: Christian, loyal, hardworking
People would be surprised that I: That my real dad is not my biological dad. He came into my life when I was about 3. He married my mom when I was 8 and he adopted me immediately after. He is my real dad.
Ten years from now I'll be: 26. I hope to see myself playing professional sports, if that isn't possible I want to continue into sports medicine.
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